Navigating the family law court system can be challenging, especially if you don’t have an experienced attorney by your side. At Medeiros & Associates Lawyers, we have the experience needed to advocate effectively for your rights. We offer a variety of family services, including child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, divorce and property settlements, restraining orders, adoptions and guardianships. As a team, we can help resolve your legal disputes in a way that benefits your individual family.
Types of Support
In California, parents have equal responsibility for the support of their minor child until 19 years of age. The court looks at several factors when determining a child support amount, including the unique needs of the child, the income of the custodial parent, and the parent’s ability to pay. Spousal support, also known as alimony, may also be rewarded to a spouse based on several factors, such as the length of marriage, age and health at the time of divorce, and the income of both parties involved.
Divorce terminates the legal partnership between spouses. It also requires that all property previously shared by the couple be appropriately divided. While some couples have no problems with communication and can agree on the distribution of debts or assets, others require the assistance that only a family law attorney can provide. At Medeiros & Associates Lawyers, we can help you prepare a settlement agreement and assist you with filing your agreement in court.
Child custody and visitation are some of the most controversial aspects of a divorce. When determining custody of a child, the health, well-being, and the safety of the child are of the greatest importance. Child custody cases consist of legal custody (the person empowered to make decisions on behalf of the minor) and physical custody (where the child lives). Our family attorneys will protect your parental rights throughout the court process.
At Medeiros & Associates Lawyers, our attorneys are equipped to handle a broad range of family law matters, from child support and visitation to divorce settlements and alimony. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your legal situation or to schedule a free half-hour consultation.
Whether you need assistance with obtaining child custody or negotiating a divorce settlement, you can rely on us to deliver comprehensive and caring service. Call us at 760-241-1234 to learn how we can help.